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BoD Thursday Night Thread

Tonight, Smackdown is on SyFy at 8pm EST, highlighted by Mark Henry vs. Ryback. Plus, MLB action, NHL & NBA free agency and more.

Also, as a quick programming note, I will be reviewing the Brickhouse Brown shoot interview next Thursday as I will be reviewing episodes of Brickhouse TV every other Saturday night, alternating them with my RoH reviews. And the shoot interview after that will be the 1994 WCW Timeline with Eric Bischoff.

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  1. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Proners.

    You see because...

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  2. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    I'm excited about the Bischoff shoot.

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  3. Adam "Colorado" CurryJuly 2, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    "Highlighted by Mark Henry vs. Ryback"

    Seriously? They really aren't even trying anymore.

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  4. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    I watched the Cena debut angle against Angle the other night. It was fantastic. Wonderful debut match. Angle made Cena look like about five million dollars and Cena held up his end too. Showed tons of fire and looked ready.

    Then right after he gets the respect handshake from the asshole champion Undertaker with no snide comment/attack at all. Heyman knows what's up.

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  5. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    I believe Cena was Undertaker's boy back then. Took him under his wing.

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  6. Stranger In The AlpsJuly 2, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    7-0 Sox over the Jays in the 1st inning without an out being recorded. How can they blow this one?

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  7. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Backstage? I never heard that. Undertaker's protege track record just improved.

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  8. Well at least I got SOMETHING done today, off to start vacation I'll probably be drunk later heheh

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  9. Me too. They bumped up the release from Mid August to the 14th.

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  10. Stranger In The AlpsJuly 2, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    That is just ridiculous.

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  11. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    You make it reeeeeeeally hard to like you when you type heheh

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  12. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    I don't remember where I'd heard it but I remember hearing about it back around 03-04. It's why Cena's the rare midcarder to feud with Taker to not get COMPLETELY destroyed in that era.

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  13. Heheheheheheh cool

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  14. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Makes sense. That feud with Undertaker made Cena look good despite the loss which is not a common statement when it comes to Undertaker.

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  15. Adam "Colorado" CurryJuly 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Best avatar yet.

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  16. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    It turned Cena from joke to credible upper-midcarder. That almost never happens with Taker.

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  17. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Glen Jacobs one of the only other examples?

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  18. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Jacobs and Foley.

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  19. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Oh yeah. DUH to Foley.

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  20. Stranger In The AlpsJuly 2, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Jays can't get an out, so the ump gives them one on an interference call.

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  21. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    So it doesn't happen often...but when Taker DOES legitimize you you become a multi-time World Champion and long tenured employee.

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  22. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Big Show's one of his guys too. Brock as well. Pretty much he was good with that whole Young Smackdown 2004 crew.

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  23. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Brock Lesnar is one of the few people Undertaker never beat. By my calculations Lesnar is 2-0(1 NC) against Undertaker.

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  24. Kinda bullshit how Crow Sting era has whitewashed Surfer Sting era.

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  25. Crow Sting's allure died with the goofy Starrcade finish with Hogan. It was all downhill from there.

    That said, I'm glad he kinda evolved and became more outgoing as the character progressed. The surfer due gimmick is kinda outdated.

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  26. Wow sounds like Kobe was sooooooo awful in that LMA meeting lol
    http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2015/7/2/8887659/la-lakers-free-agency-kobe-bryant-lamarcus-aldridge-meeting

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  27. What the fuck was outgoing about brooding in the rafters?

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  28. My new avatar is the greatest picture ever taken.

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  29. It's almost like ESPN just reports rumors for clickbait...

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  30. Employee was asked not to wear a skirt to work because it was pretty beat... and the tears bordered on inappropriate.


    She wore it again today... repaired by a line of binder clips.

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  31. It was long after that. One of my favorite moments was him confronting Ric Flair when Flair was "President of WCW". He goes nose to nose with Flair and he yells, "WE'RE GONNA TEAR IT UP TONIGHT! AREN'T WE, RIC! AREN'T WE, RIC!"

    And both guys kinda lost it and began to snicker and laugh. Beyond that, you're right.

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  32. Tonight, Smackdown is on SyFy at 8pm EST, highlighted by Mark Henry vs. Ryback.

    I don't think you know what "highlighted" means

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  33. NASCAR is asking its fans to turn in the confederate flag for the murican one. That seems like a lateral move. I'd say more atrocities have been administered under old glory than the stars and bars.

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  34. Thaddeus MountainJuly 2, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    I was there!

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  35. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    The Ryback is a highlight of any viewing experience!

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  36. everyone is already out lighting fireworks. They were the last ones left in the building.

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  37. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Nice! That's a perfect debut match.

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  38. I always debate myself with this: if someone is a stiff worker, does it truly qualify him as a great worker? Lesnar, for example, has great psychology only because he's really potatoing people. There's no art to it.

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  39. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    I'm going to start No Mercy 2000 at 8.


    The Rock vs Kurt Angle- WWF Title
    Steve Austin vs Rikishi
    Triple H vs Voldemort


    Macklin's already dressed for the occasion.

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  40. She's a young girl, 22 or so, plenty of tats, recently colored her hair grey... and enjoyed my Slaughtered by Pantera ring tone.


    The thing is, she's just poor... and she's trying to fit into a professional environment. The higher ups at the firm have it out for her.

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  41. I read Disney is putting the press on them to shed costs. In a few years they will be Bleacher Report.

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  42. Anyone else having a miserable rat-fuck of a day at work?

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  43. I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible.

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  44. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    The stipulation said come as you are and baby I gots my dancing shoes on!

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  45. I hate getting a cold during the summer

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  46. Never understood the Angle transition title reign. Rock should have won at Mania and kept it until 17.

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  47. Yeah, but we won the war, so yay 'Murica.

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  48. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    I think they realized they had an all-time great debut year on their hands and wanted to maximize it for history.

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  49. As a guy who started out in this line of work with a green pair of cargos, a tan pair of cargos, a white shirt, a black shirt, and a handful of ties from the Salvation Army... I can relate. But the firm directors just see something different, and it's not quite fair to her.

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  50. Mitch, The GodfatherJuly 2, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    That's not going to go well. If they wanted to bring American flags to the races, they would do so.

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  51. I had to work my ass off this week... close to 40 hours four days.


    But it flew by, I didn't have time to think if it sucked or not.

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  52. Not only does the confederate flag embody racism, it also embodies being a loser. You're 0/2 confederate flag lovers.

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  53. They also have a lot of reigns that start in the fall and then lose it right before wrestle mania: angle, lesnar, sheamus, edge

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  54. No art you say? http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/70/74/7074ed6ac31b7691ad5f3a2e8bcb3181.png?itok=PMWvwXPp

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  55. What happened to the genres of Adult Contemporary or Adult Alternative music? I feel both all but disappeared around 2002.

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  56. Eight minutes bitches. Actually a perfect time to watch this show as our Olympic and American hero rises to the top.

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  57. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Foley comes to mind too.

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  58. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Post-grunge ate them up.

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  59. They have a phrase for that: transition champion.

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  60. What's even post-grunge? Like Hole when they went all Smashing Pumpkin pop on Celebrity Skin?

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  61. Whenever I see Michael k Williams in a role, I only see him as Omar.

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  62. Like Kenny G or someone like that?

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  63. I heard Fade to Black by Metallica on the classic rock station at work yesterday. The songs that scared parents in the 80s... is now considered classic rock.

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  64. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Good timing too because my avatar coincidentally is from this show. Totally unrelated.

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  65. Year 2 of 4 for consecutively great No Mercy PPVs

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  66. Brock giving Roman a receipt for being stiffed when they were against the ropes is one of the all time great wrestling moments.

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  67. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Nickelback and the like.

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  68. Like... lame shit. Fastball.

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  69. Thaddeus MountainJuly 2, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Both have done terrible things to brown people. The stars and bars was the only one that actively enslaved them.

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  70. My mom told me she couldn't listen to Ray Charles as a child cause he used to scream and moan.

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  71. A bunch of whining voices.

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  72. I think I'm making Angle my Facebook Profile pic for the weekend

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  73. Love that fucking match.

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  74. I think if you asked people in the business, if your style is that of a brawler (as opposed to a high flyer or mat technician), then it can be forgivable to work stiff if you can take it as well as dish it out, and you're doing it with skill and not just clumsily throwing potatoes. Personality comes into play too. A William Regal will work snug with a guy and they'll be fine with it, whereas a Bob Holly will maul someone and everyone writes it off to him being an asshole.

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  75. Bully Ray having a meltdown over what star ratings critics give out is sad.

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  76. Who would have ever thought that Brock's matches would just become wildly different than anything else?


    That WM match is pretty damn one-of-a-kind, style wise.

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  77. Macklin, Man Without MercyJuly 2, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Easily the biggest gap between what I thought the quality of the match would be and how great it turned out to be.

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  78. I'd consider Pearl Jam a candidate for adult contemporary now...

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  79. What flag was George Washington waving? I remember watching a film strip about his life when I was in elementary. He had a black lady for a maid and he treated her so nice. This was before I had any idea about slavery and all that stuff. I had a point to this when I started typing...I swear I did.

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  80. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Wait a second. 2002 still counts? Even with Katie Vick?

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  81. I did it for you, ROCK!July 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Starting the PPV now!

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  82. Because his matches never reached **** without the Hardys and E&C killing themselves?

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  83. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJuly 2, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Lying. It's been part of wrestling (and civilization) since its inception. Just say he wrestled house shows all week.

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  84. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJuly 2, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Jericho bragging about ending the streak would have been hilarious.

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  85. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJuly 2, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Absolutely. It has no value if he retires with it. "Potential energy" if you will

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  86. I think they knew that Goldberg was probably there only surefire bet to outdraw Raw, even in 1998. Not saying other stuff wouldn't let them outdraw, but Goldberg was clearly their best shot. Considering Goldberg couldn't cut promos, the only way to use him was to let him go out every week and run over people.

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  87. What's funny is this was a case where they didn't lie much. I want to say the difference between the worked number and the real number was about 10 matches.

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  88. There is truth to that, but the guy moved an insane amount of merchandise during his run. He'd have been a super effective monster heel if they'd booked him well.

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  89. 0.8 is a good number for that period, but well below the 1.5 they were expecting.

    I've always wondered if that number was inclusive of refunds. It's been said about 20% of the audience got cut off early, though surely not all people requested refunds. They only offered the replay free in my area.

    Still 0.78 seems low for that card, it's one of the most stacked shows ever, compared to Starrcade.

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  90. The idea that long title reigns won't work with modern audiences seems to be widely accepted although it is almost completely untested.

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  91. Some people in crowds chanting "Goldberg sucks" was hardly a reason to stop WCW's most successful storyline (Goldberg's winning streak) after the original NWO. Of course the streak wouldn't have lasted 7 years like Bruno. However, I have a hard time seeing how it didn't have at least another 6 months or even a year left in it. They pretty much just threw money away when Nash beat Goldberg (that and the finger poke of doom on the same night Foley won his first championship.) The one-two punch of those terrible decisions are what destroyed WCW beyond repair IMO.

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  92. You'd have Cena.

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  93. Absolutely, but who is the babyface that finally beats him?

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  94. ThebrazilianpsychoJuly 3, 2015 at 6:00 AM

    Jericho going HBK 97 would've been great.

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  95. Shit, forgot him because he wasn't around at the time. Yes, absolutely Savage

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